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Penguins — the animals, not the hockey players — at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh before the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia game on Saturday. Credit Charles Leclaire/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

NHL Ruffles Feathers For Using Real, Live Pittsburgh Penguins

(ANIMAL WELFARE/PENGUINS) The NHL and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are on thin ice after last week’s outdoor Stadium Series game at Heinz Field. During the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the Philadelphia Flyers pregame show, real live penguins from the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium were brought onto the ice. Footage documents the animals running and […]

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‘Not Good Enough:’ USDA Backpedals Amid Legal Backlash

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL WELFARE) Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suddenly removed all animal welfare data from its website. The records document tens of thousands of animal welfare violations at an estimated 9,000 taxpayer-funded research labs, dog breeding operations, zoos, circuses, theme parks like SeaWorld, and other facilities regulated under the Animal […]

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Have A Pet-Friendly Valentine’s Day!

(CATS & DOGS/PET CARE) All around the world, February 14 is the day to exchange gifts, flowers, and chocolates all in the name of St. Valentine. This special time of year can be just as fun for pets as it is for humans, if the right precautions are taken. Read on to learn how you […]

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How Trump’s USDA Protects Animal Abusers

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL WELFARE) During last year’s presidential election, the Humane Society Legislative Fund warned Donald Trump would be “a threat to animals everywhere.” Now, just weeks into his presidency, their warning appears to be coming true. On February 3, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) quietly removed all animal welfare data from its website. This […]

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How Trump’s Tweets Are Saving Animals

(POLITICS/ANIMAL WELFARE) While President Trump’s environmental policy is practically nonexistent, and his stances on animal welfare issues don’t look very promising–believe it or not–his controversial tweets are actually helping animals in need. Thanks to a program devised by techies at Austin-based T3, a marketing and technology company, profits made from bot-directed stock trades are donated […]

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Excuses Change Nothing: Boycott “A Dog’s Purpose”

(ANIMAL ACTORS/MOVIES) Just before the release of the highly anticipated film, A Dog’s Purpose, those involved in its production are coming forward about the recently leaked TMZ footage portraying the abusive treatment of a German Shepherd on set. While some involved in the film are scrutinizing the actions seen in the video, others insist the […]

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NYC inches closer to banning the use of wild animals for entertainment purposes.

Curtains Close For Ringling Bros.’ Cruelest Show On Earth

(CIRCUSES/ANIMAL NEWS) In a major victory for circus animals everywhere, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced its “Greatest Show on Earth” will be closing for good in May. Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, attributes to the closure to declining attendance, high operating costs, shifting public tastes, […]

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State Ranked Worst For Animal Welfare 10 Years In A Row

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL LAWS) The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) just published its 11th annual report on the Best & Worst States For Animal Protection Laws in 2016. This report is considered the most authoritative of its kind, examining 15 distinct categories of animal protection laws across all 50 states. Illinois topped the list for the […]

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A Kind Gift: Tips For Compassionate Shopping

(SHOP CRUELTY-FREE/HUMANE SHOPPING) Compassion is in fashion now more than ever and shoppers are demonstrating their ethics and concern for animal welfare with their pocketbooks. Here are some great tips and surprising facts for gift-giving with heart and mindfulness. Also, find a compassionate pet store near you and click here for our complete list of […]

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